Champlain's Map, Phippsburg and Georgetown, ca. 1605
Contributed by Maine State Museum
Samuel de Champlain, an explorer and master cartographer from France, explored the Kennebec with a group of men in 1605. The map he drew shows the areas of Phippsburg and Georgetown at the mouth of the Kennebec River.
He and his men were the first Europeans to set foot on the Kennebec. Champlain made a very detailed map of the “Quinibequy” (Kennebec) because he thought that the area would be suitable for colonization.
Sabino Head, the location of Fort St. George, which was built by the first English colonists in 1607, is just below the "E" on this map.
- Title: Champlain's Map, Phippsburg and Georgetown, ca. 1605
- Creation Date: circa 1605
- Subject Date: circa 1605
- Local Name: Popham
- Town: Georgetown, Phippsburg
- County: Sagadahoc
- State: ME
- Media: Ink on paper
- Object Type: Text and Image
For more information about this item, contact:
Maine State Museum
83 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333
Cross Reference Searches
LC Subject Headings
Forts & fortification--Maine--Phippsburg
Kennebec River (Me.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Fort Saint George (Phippsburg, Me.)
Champlain, Samuel de, 1567-1635
North America--Discovery and exploration
Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.